National Ice Cream Soda Day

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Hey there, ice cream lovers! Get ready to raise your spoons high and cheer because it's National Ice Cream Soda Day! This deliciously refreshing holiday celebrates the marvelous creation that combines the best of both worlds - ice cream and soda. So, let's dive into the frothy and creamy history of this delightful treat!

When is Ice Cream Soda Day?

It's national ice cream soda day on the 20th June.

A Fizz-tory Lesson: The Birth of Ice Cream Soda

Ice cream sodas have been cooling down our taste buds for over a century now. The exact origins of this delightful concoction are somewhat hazy (like enjoying an ice cream soda without your glasses on), but it's believed to have been invented in the late 19th century.

One popular story revolves around a soda fountain, like a foamy time machine, in Philadelphia. According to legend, a sweet-toothed customer named Robert Green was enjoying his usual soda when the fountain's supplier, who happened to be out of cream, faced a major dilemma. Not one to let a minor setback ruin his day, Green suggested adding a scoop of ice cream to the soda instead. The result? A fizzy, creamy, and utterly delightful drink that took the world by storm!

Word of this delightful invention spread like wildfire, sparking a wave of ice cream soda mania across the United States. Soda fountains became the place to be, as people flocked to cool down with a tall glass of this frothy goodness. It became a symbol of joy, summer, and sticky fingers.

Ice Cream Soda

A Guilt-Free Indulgence

Aside from quenching our thirst on hot summer days, the ice cream soda has also been a muse for many creative minds. Movies, books, and songs have all paid homage to this timeless treat. And let's not forget the countless memories made while indulging in an ice cream soda with loved ones.

But perhaps the best part of this national day is that you can enjoy an ice cream soda guilt-free! Sure, it may not be the healthiest option on the menu (sorry, kale smoothies), but once in a while, treating yourself to a tall glass of ice cream soda is an absolute must. It's the perfect excuse to give your taste buds a party and let your worries fizz away into nothingness.

Did You Know?

Your taste buds aren't the only ones excited about National Ice Cream Soda Day. In 1983, the town of Evanston, Illinois, declared June 20th as "Ice Cream Soda Day." They even erected a monument to honor this delightful holiday, which attracts thousands of ice cream enthusiasts from far and wide. Now that's a serious dedication to soda-based sweetness!

Did you know?

In Evanston, Illinois, they have a monument dedicated to ice cream soda!


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20th June 2015

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20th June 2017

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